#DePaul in the NEWS

August 11, 2017
Next City

"Everybody tends to talk about lead in water, but there's been little attention to lead in soil," environmental studies expert James Montgomery tells Next City. He and public health colleague Julia Lippert host community health fairs to educate Chicago residents about toxic soil.

August 08, 2017
Chicago Tribune

Telemarketers are having success with a new technique by calling from a familiar-looking phone number. "A person will answer the telephone and begin to engage in conversation, and that overcomes the first hurdle a telemarketer faces -- getting someone to answer the phone so they can start the pitch," marketing associate professor Joel Whalen tells Chicago Tribune's Blue Sky Innovation.

August 08, 2017
WTTW

Differing statements from the U.S. president and the State Department aren't ideal when dealing with a foreign country like North Korea, says security expert Tom Mockaitis on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight." "Strategic communication, which is an important part of diplomacy, requires clear, consistent, calm messaging so that your adversary understands what you're about and what you're trying to do."

August 07, 2017
Hyde Park Herald

"We never know when radiation will catch up," says Yuki Miyamoto, an ethicist and native of Hiroshima. Miyamoto's mother was 6 years old when the U.S. dropped a nuclear bomb on Hiroshima. Peace activists gathered to observe the anniversary of the attack on Aug. 6, reports Hyde Park Herald. "The very existence of these apocalyptic weapons corrupts the moral underpinnings of our democracy," says religious studies professor Charles Strain.

August 03, 2017
Chicago Tribune

DePaul University has "a lot of students studying music, computing, digital media and arts, who are trying to think creatively about entrepreneurship across those disciplines," says Bruce Leech, executive director of the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in the Driehaus College of Business.

August 02, 2017
The Atlantic

"The Japanese education system tries to minimize the gap between the good students and everyone else," says Akihiko Takahashi, an expert in elementary mathematics instruction. He tells the The Atlantic that the Japanese educational system "is really carefully designed to have equal opportunity nationwide."

August 02, 2017
LTV

President Donald Trump is "very effective" as a marketer and brand, marketing expert Bruce Newman tells LTV -- Latvian Public Media's TV station. "He's been able to present a brand to the American people that is attractive and that represents something that's new, that's fresh, that's different," Newman says. "Of course, that happens every presidential cycle. The American people look for something different."

July 31, 2017
DNAinfo Chicago

Pillars that support CTA train tracks at the Fullerton stop are being wrapped in DePaul history. Four colorful murals are the newest additions to a public art project depicting the story of "The Little School" under the 'L'. "It's essentially a collection for us of who historically represented over the years the essential values of what the university is about," Brother Mark Elder, a muralist and the project's creator, tells DNAinfo.

July 31, 2017
USA Today

The days of moving pieces around a game board are making a comeback, writes USA Today. "There is something very human about sitting around with other people for an extended period of time and all working together on something. You could be competing or cooperating, but you're all focused on the same thing," says Paul Booth, a pop culture and gaming expert.

July 31, 2017
Investor's Business Daily

Lawmakers are unable to predict the future, though "we readily believe them," writes attorney David S. D'Amato in Investor's Business Daily. "We should ask what it is about the design of the proposed government solution that allows it to overcome the perceived problems with either the existing state of affairs or possible free-market reform measures," notes D'Amato, who teaches law at DePaul.